No Kill South Carolina Helps Coordinate Major Spay-Neuter Event for Town of Andrews
44 dogs and cats were spayed or neutered in the Town of Andrews on Wednesday. The event was organized for the rural Georgetown County town by All 4 Paws Rescue based on Pawley’s Island. “Andrews does not have a veterinarian, and we do a lot of outreach there,” said All 4 Paws Board Member Tom Carter. “We had so many people signing up for this event it was amazing. We had to finally cut-off the signup and have a standby list. We could have easily had 200 animals, that’s how much need there is here.”
All 4 Paws is a No Kill South Carolina (NKSC) Partner Organization. NKSC, an initiative of Charleston Animal Society, worked to make Charleston Animal Society’s Simon Greer Mobile Spay-Neuter Clinic available to perform the surgeries. “This effort symbolizes everything we want No Kill South Carolina to be,” said NKSC Director Abigail Kamleiter. “If we can instill a sense of teamwork between rescue organizations across South Carolina, there is no doubt we will eventually become the first No Kill state in the country.”
A True Sense of Community
Carter says the spay-neuter day was a true community event. The “Twice as Nice” Thrift Shop on Main Street in Andrews provided space for the animals to recover from their surgeries, while under the supervision of medical staff. Also, Antonio’s Restaurant provided food and beverages to those participating.
“This community effort is how it should be,” said Carter. “All of these people coming together for such an important cause. Spaying and neutering saves lives.”
Simon Greer Mobile Spay-Neuter Clinic
The Simon Greer Mobile Spay-Neuter Clinic is the only vehicle of its kind in the Lowcountry. 32-feet long, the clinic is a state-of-the-art surgery clinic on wheels. Charleston Animal Society’s Spay-Neuter Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association(AAHA), representing the highest standards of veterinary excellence.